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Field Visit

Date 2013 - 2014

Event ID 1004869

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Described as a motte-castle fortified by King William the Lion in 1179. Promontory on North Sutor and the surviving remains consist of two concentric semi-circular ditches with inner ramparts terminating at each end in the S on steep naturally defensive slopes. The outer ditch c7.0m wide and 1.5m deep is truncated in the W. Inner ditch is 7m wide x 2-3m deep, and partial outer ditch is 6m wide and 1m deep. Bracken/grass covered and under threat from cliff erosion.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 2013

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